Kevin Mansco, husband of the late Ashley LaRocca, spoke of his wife’s dedication to community activism that led to opportunities for young people in Metro St. Louis.
Nathan Hennessey, Ashley’s brother, reflected upon their life together and offered words of inspiration to the graduates.
Each graduating senior was awarded a check for $550 from the LaRocca Scholarship Foundation and Microsoft to launch them into the next stages of life after high school.
Alex Hildreth, Elevate St. Louis Board Member, provided roses to our students to share with their parents and family members.
Teacher-Mentor, Charles Taylor, provided heart-felt expressions of love and gratitude as he addressed his first class of students.
Table decorations, balloons, and graduation backdrop were all provided by Monica McClendon, Elevate St. Louis Board Member.